I cannot believe how much weight I have gained. I don’t even know where it came from. One day I weighed a certain amount and then, all of a sudden, I was 5, 8, 10 pounds heavier then when I first moved to New Mexico.
Could it be the slower paced lifestyle had an influence on my weight gain? I am more relaxed here. I do move slower. I have adopted the lifestyle of “manana” nicely.
Being married is also a factor. I eat everyday with my husband. I like to cook for him and he enjoys eating and he makes me eat with him because he doesn’t want to eat alone. So with all of that, I am certain that has caused extra pounds, flab and belly fat to stick to me.
I don’t walk as much either. Living in New York I walked a lot. I enjoyed it. When we first moved into our house I used to walk to the mall area where Target and other stores are located. It’s not far, maybe 15 minutes one way tops. My neighbors used to watch me. When I returned with a Target bag they knew I had walked to the mall and would make comments like, “Wow you walked to Target?” and then just look at me like I was crazy.
I ordered Shaun T”s Hip Hop Abs video. It worked. I used it for a few months and then got bored of doing the same routines with the same music. I didn’t join a gym because I was sort of bored with that, too. I have always been the hyper-type who needs change all of the time.
But now I have to do something. This makes no sense. If I continue the lifestyle of “manana” soon I will be wearing a size larger and if that happens I will truly flip out because I am not buying new clothes for the larger me.
I like to walk and I still do that during my lunch break but it is not enough. So I signed up to take African Dance class on Fridays and I love it!!! I haven’t studied African Dance since I was in my twenties, and before that, when I was as a child in dancing school. So I had to get used to dancing again. I’m eating less too with an increase in green leafy vegetables – especially spinach because it’s the best!
I’m also thinking about incorporating pole classes into my work out regiment. Sexy right? The more I do the faster this weight will come off. I’m older now and I realized I have to work extra hard just to see a speck of change.
Some things are really just not fair.
Happy and excited after African Dance class.